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produce 50 of the out put and people are driving in the economy but economic stagnation and federal gridlock are skooegz the federal government service. add in the pressures of rooirz temperatures and the countries face to daunting channels. urban america needs a new playbook and we'll take a look at that. we have 3 guests mayor ed lee. and the president of the urban management one of the countries largest home bindles and a co- author of how the city's are fixing our fragile developed. please welcome them to planet one. (clapping). thank you gentlemen all for coming. bruce cats let begin with you. we'll get down to some specification. you write that the great recession was a rude way. call thrills about that. first of all, that you for letting me be here. i think what led to the great recession was a miss guided growth model which basically said we can grow an economy consumed by department and focus on the meveng around homebuilding but the funds would tells us we need to grow an economy and debris i quite frankly as president in the region it's fueled by ideas and manufacturing
we are in the middle because you what the economy to improve but not want to the fed to stop totally but yet you want to show it is getting better because sees earnings have to grow so the goldilocks scenario is the underlying growth would pick up and yet pick up later but then not have a crash when e rates go higher. dennis: you say the stocks go down with good news because we are scared they will tie ended? but today they went up triple digits is there such an attitude to where i think the economy will go okay? >> fortunately a part of that is the investors are confident coming back to the stock market. it will go up even just people thinking it is up. >> what did you think of the report today? >> solid but not spectacular. to reduce thousand jobs is a good bumper but every other indicator was positive. most importantly we saw improvement of the for sandage other americans in the workforce. i was happy with this report but we should not be celebratory i remember in the '80s and '90s we had five budgets thousand jobs in one month but it there is no such styles as to get the jobs cre
on the clinch river. began with the construction the tva plan was ambitious. the regional economies could be improved if the waters were made navigible. the tva constructed housing, began a malaria control project, worked on agricultural development, and provided electrical power to this depressed region. some thought the government was going too far. along with the utilities, others who feared economic loss joined in the opposition. coal miners feared hydroelectric power would reduce the demand for coal. the coal operato of wesvirginia came to washington, d.c. they were very angry at me because i was an open supporter of the legislation to create the tennessee valley authority. they said this will rob us of hundreds and thousands of jobs if these rivers are turned into productive areas for the power systems that will not stop in the tennessee valley authority but will go into other regions of the united states. they saw it as something to oppose, and they did so vigorously. the tva argued that flood control was its primary goal. the opposition argued that the government had no right bein
objection, the subcommittee is adjourned. president obama on jobs and the economy and income inequality. in less than hour, the head of of mayor confederation teachers speaks with reporters at the christian science monitor. walden,esentative greg on to make haitians and technology. communications and technology. >> a several live events to tell you about tomorrow morning. treasury secretary jack lew will be at the future will trust to discuss the state of financial reform. also on c-span2, members of the house and energy commerce subcommittee on energy and power will hear from energy regulatory commissioners. span330 eastern a.m. on c- we cover a hearing on unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the month. >> from age eight, betty ford, then betty [inaudible] put on skits and plays and that led to eddington, vermont where she studied at the school of dance. these are some of her notecards. no bookstworks -- where she kept cards. she carried this with her to vermont, back to grand rapids, off to new york where she studied with martha graham and work with the powers m
. more than anything else, they want a job. but finding work remains very difficult in an economy that still has one point 5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no. no. these extraordinary circumstances continue, as indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisers. it highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it agrees with cbo and other economists. allowing the federal ui program to expire will cost our economy at least 200,000 jobs next year because of reduced consumer demand. for this congress to ignore the national
. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these p
. considerable fiscal constraints. we're going to see environment -- it will allow for the underlying economy to look stronger. >> the bloomberg political analyst is with us -- sequestration in 2014 is different for him last year. >> they realize -- both sides realize they made a huge mistake. interesting point to me, we had a stock market high. we have housing rates out. we have more millionaires and billionaires. you have all of this data and then you have 75% of the country saying we are on the wrong track. >> will that look like going forward when you deal with the restructuring of fannie and freddie? will we see tightening standards and will that hurt the economy even more? >> i think that is one of the challenges. there are lasting scars. we will continue to see regulatory changes and adjustments. one of those is in the mortgage market. >> can i get a mortgage in 2014? doesn't change the radically that i cannot the mortgage? >> we could see some listening, but when we look back, it will look fundamentally different than what we had during the bubble. >> let's look at today's jobs report
confidence to our economy, to the business community and to our people if we got a beginning. deal, but unfortunately that does not seem to be, at least at this point in time, in the discussion. i'm hopeful that the budget committee so i'm hopeful that the budget committee conference will revisit or at least come up with a product that has not been discussed which will accomplish the objective of putting this country on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> coming up, treasury secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold
can do the trick. it came in the face of an employment report that was uplifting. the economy cranking out 203,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate dropping to to 7%, lower tn anyone could remember in five years. it might not be a fluke because consumers are feeling it, too. back to why this is all so weird. normally investors sell off on good news like this because it would signal the federal reserve starts helping them out and starts tapering the 85 billion bucks a month it's been flowing their way to keep interest rates low. a lot more on weather stocks stay high, but first, to mother nature, anything but hot. because fox is on top of a massive ice storm not letting up. icy cold temperatures ripping across a huge part of the country today. the wind chill in montana, minus 46. not much better throughout the midwest, and this arctic blast is expected to stick around for a while. no matter where you live you're likely to be hit and we're all over it with casey stiegel on the mess that is getting messier. scott in arkansas, where things are not much better. joe, on why we could all
or exposure to san francisco. everyday we witness the birth of innovation and models with the clean economy and the -- excuse me, with the green collar jobs that come with that. we know that the green energy economy can have a market transformation as the it1 we are experiencing here in san francisco but in order to do that we as a city must provide strong demand for energy efficiency and renewable products. that catalyst is greenfinancesf. we have seen other parts of the state of california that have adopted residential programs to great effect recently most notably sonoma and others. and we now know the stories of individuals that have chosen to participate in these respected pace programs and seen the successes that they have encountered. we know these upgrades can save money not only on repair costs and energy services and also monthly energy bills to the tunes of thousands of dollars saved per household. from the beginning we wanted to insure this policy and finance tool have a strong work force component tied to it that put residents to work in this thrg. we can be partners in th
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for the goods in china and other nations. the cap the world's economy humming. it may not work that way anymore . a rebounding u.s. is giving less support for you -- for global growth than it has in the past. the smallest u.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world.
anything else, they want a job. but finding work remains very difficult in an economy that still has 1.5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. still ha million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted, and i quote, for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no, no. these extraordinary circumstances continue adds indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisors, that highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances in a few words continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it occurs with cbo, wall street analysts and other economists, that allowing the federal ui program to expire who cost our economy
they know that these sanctions have absolutely crippled that economy. and so, what we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the iranian people, who are frankly way more pro-american than people might think -- >> right. >> -- that we aren't really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want. the hard-liners are isolated right now in iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up at the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future. this is about building confidence with the negotiators on the iranian side but also the iranian people. >> there's a political dimension to this. one of the polls we have, which is from reuters ipsos, on support for this deal show 2-1 support for it, which i was heartened to see. that doesn't necessarily reflect what i saw necessarily in the pundit class. but there's another moral dimension to this. i've heard a lot of people, along with some of your colleagues and c
it was all about. south africa had the economy, has the economy that is the greatest economic engine on the african continent and nelson n mandela did not dismantle that economy, he did not force the kind of redistribution of wealth at a pace in which his supporters wanted it to happen, he said now it's time for us to build, not to function as a revolution anymore. >> thanks, john harwood. we appreciate it. now, we are joined on the phone by robert johnson, who is a cnbc contributor, founder of the rlj and former chairman of b.e.t., old friend of mine. robert, you met nelson mandela many times, okay. how many times did you meet him, what are your thoughts tonight as he passes away? >> yeah, i had the great and humbling pleasure of meeting president mandela on a number of occasions, first with the former commerce secretary, late ron brown, and then i also accompanied president clinton on his historic trip to sub-saharan africa and of course when president mandela came to the united states seeking to raise funds to continue to fight apartheid and support his charities. the one thing,
about this later in this half-hour? get the economy strong enough, wringing hands over federal reserve losses? charles: we are making the transition to a faster economy, the period when you hand the fed driven rally to the economy, weeks or months, and the bias will be to the downside. dagen: the fourth. and football. a missed call last week. and new technology on the field for the nfl. connell: cold weather driving that energy, we will have the forecast and latest on the market impact coming up as we continue on markets now. no one is talking about a down market but here are some winners on the s&p 500. dagen: this is what is coming up on the next half-hour of new technology that can help nfl officials and change the game looks, potentially. leading the charge as energy prices react to the bitter cold in thin the midwest. and not great news for stocks. we will dig into that even further. and a 1% on your christmas list who loves coffee? they gift for them. in short supply this year than even last. nicole: that is right. this will be hot demand item. seems somewhat irrational to some a
is helping to create a stronger economy and a fairer society. will the prime minister meet me and a delegation of young people from cornwall to see how we can further promote these very worthwhile schemes? >> i am delighted with the news about the number of apprenticeships in cornwall. the government have made a major financial commitment to funding apprenticeships. that is making a difference, but there is far further to go in tackling youth unemployment and worklessness among people between the ages of 16 and 24. i am always happy to meet with him, perhaps a suitable moment might be when i am in cornwall. >> house prices are going up at a time when real wages are going down. does the prime minister accept that when interest rates go up after the election, it will detonate a sub-prime debt crisis of his making? >> the greatest danger in terms of interest rates would be to have a government who believed in more borrowing, more spending, and more taxing. that is what would drive up interest rates, that is what would hit the cost of living and that is what every family in this c
to the new economy, even in a period of economic growth, has not delivered the kind of employment that's necessary to sustain the economy. so i ask if any of you might comment on how the loss of direct support for 1.3 million americans in the wealthiest country ever imagined on the planet at a time of record profits by corporations can somehow be acceptable when you have cities like flint, michigan, or saginaw, michigan, that continue to struggle to try to connect their work force with the next economy. to me, this just seems like an affront to all that is good and right, and it's not something we ought to stand for. finally, i just want to say thank you for helping members of congress who ought to understand that this is just not economic data that we're looking at, but this is a decision that'll literally affect the lives, health, and well being of millions of americans and the fact you're willing to come help make that case is something we're grateful for. thank you. >> thank you, chris. why don't you begin and we'll get to the other direct questions. >> thank you so very quickly, c
nightmare of a cruise ship. good morning, everybody. stocks finally good news on the economy means good news for stocks. nicole is on the floor of the new york stock exchange to explain it all. nicole: we are seeing something have not seen in some time, some big gains, green arrows. triple digit gains in the dow jones industrial. we have not had an up day where at the closing bell we had i anp arrow for the dow. since before thanksgiving, since last wednesday. it is welcome especially for the bulls, but for right now it looks like we will be snapping our winning streak we have seen. up 8 of the last straight weeks, but last friday the dow closed 16,086, so some way to go with that. some all-time highs worth noting. you are hot on these names. 1064. back to you. dagen: i'm smiling because two of my favorite people on the planet are here. two of my favorite people. here to talk about this, the newest news on employers. 243,000 jobs in november beat estimate by more than 20,000 people. a five year low of ninth round. labor participation rate, the number of people in the workforce looking for wo
, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since t
sure our economy works for every working american. it's why i ran for president. it was the center of last year's campaign. it drives everything i do in this office. and i know i've raised this issue before, and some will ask why i raise the issue again right now. i do it because the outcome of the debate we're having right now, whether it's health care or the budget or reforming our housing and financial systems. all of these things will have real practical imply cage for every american. and i am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in america where opportunity is real. now, the premise that we're all created equal is the opening line in the american story. and while we don't promise equal outcomes, we've strived to deliver equal opportunity. the idea that success doesn't depend on being born in to wealth or privilege, it depends on effort and merit. with every chapter we've added to the story, we've worked hard to put those words in to practice. it was lincoln a poor man's son who star
difficult to forecast exactly one that is going to be. in part because the economy is -- it is a little bit more strong. as a result that extends the time in which the treasury -- atment can do things some point congress is going to have to do that. i suppose the earliest it could possibly be is february. it is much more likely that it is sometime in spring or the beginning of the summer. then you are going to get the debate over -- we should look at tax hikes, changes in entitlement. it is hard to see how they are going to get any agreement on those areas. particularly in election year. the house is expected to adjourn for the year on friday and the senate shortly after. a lot of high-profile legislation still hanging in the balance. it is the list of what is likely to make it through the 113th congress. i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from
forward, not only the turnaround in the united states in the terms of the economy but the globe. the only thing that concerns me about the emerging markets is if the feds does start to taper back what is that going to do to those emerging markets and are they at more risk as a result of a fed pullback? >> any kind of rise in interest rate is going to kill in emerging markets. we've seen that so far. here's what i'm optimistic about. maybe an early budget deal, maybe obama care gets less messy. little optimistic maybe. maybe the economy gets better incrementally. here's the thing the thing is going to turn on. can janet yellen pull off the great deal, convince the world tapering is not tightening? does she have that power and influence? that's the wildcard. >> i don't think -- see i think the market will make that decision, because we've seen that with ben bernanke and the current fed. they've tried to say taper isn't tightening but the market is going to make that interpretation and that's going to be the struggle for the fed next year. >> the honeymoon will be very short, very short hone
blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the facts that the president and the statistics that the president cited are beyond dispute. there is a growing income disparity in the country. the top 1% has seen their incomes triple, the lower middle class has
in the economy. the fed has been fighting that trying to keep rates down to ensure the economy is really getting going, not just one time only, but steady in creating a lot of jobs. now if today's data is a sign that things are on track in this country, i don't know what it is. i just don't know what is good data. after i saw this data. so you have to figure the fed stops fighting the tide unless rates rise and this will present more competition for stocks and it can reverse the terrific data we got today and that's what janet yellen has to be worried about. the successor to bernanke. maybe the data is aberrant. we haven't seen a surge in consumer spending. we really haven't seen a strong employment growth, and while we keep talking about a budget compromise today, forget it, it's not a surety. it may not do anything other than resolve the ridiculous sequester that's so twisted government spending. frankly, i tried to dispense with this as quick as i can. why? anyone can trace it. so let me tell you what you don't know. you have heard about this tapering game for so long. i know you don't care t
is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these asperities have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application and selected a health plan on the federal exchange on sunday and monday but we don't exactly know how many of them completed the purchase and have paid their first premium. today, president obama told young supporters at the affordable care act youth summit how they can help make health care reform a success. >> the truth is, that for your friends and family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. they are going to trust you if you're taking them on a website, walking them through it, saying, look, a
blanket over our economy. >> premiums are going up, jobs are being lost. >> we're losing jobs because of obama care. we're losing a lot of jobs because of obama care. >> whoops. turns out they're wrong. really, really wrong. today we learned the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. that means 403,000 jobs since the health care exchanges opened in october. the unemployment rate is now down to 7%. that's the lowest in five years. when the bush recession was ravaging the economy, that's why today's news is so important. five years ago, this country was on the brink of financial ruin. between december 2007 and december 2008, economic growth dropped by $143 million. key stocks fell 33%. and the private sector shed 3.7 million jobs. at the end of the bush years, the private sector was losing jobs month after month. lending and leading to fears of depression. but there wasn't a depression. in fact, president obama's stimulus helped jump start a recovery. we've now had 45 straight months of private sector growth. a remarkable turnaround. republicans were wrong about deregulation about pres
to the latest news of the day. jobs and the economy, we have the details. patricia, good to see you. this is a much better than expected jobs report. >> it was tin deed much better. but the numbers were encouraging, and there was reason to be cautious. >> reporter: the economy shows signs of improvement. lowering the unemployment rate to 7%. there was a healthy bump in higher paying manufacturing and construction. the numbers indicate the economic recover is gaining strength. >> we've had 45 consecutive months. >> while encouraging, there is still a long way to go. >> the economy will have to create between 200,000 to 225,000 jobs per month for the next couple of years. >> reporter: that may be difficult to achieve. the recovery is still on shaky ground with small businesses seeing a slow down for the year. that's significant because those businesses create two-thirds of new jobs. particularly hard hit has been the retail sector. despite slashing prices and opening their doors thanksgiving day retailers posted disappointing sales in november. >> you have a vicious circle if úpeople
economy involving technically legal inlaw units between world war ii and 1960, there were 20 to 30 thousand in-laws were built, today it'sest mated there are 30 to 40 thousand technically illegal inlaw units, who lives in these in-laws? we know the individuals who live in them are tenants who are typically immigrants, seniors, families and there is a disproportionately high number of children as well as some of our city's lowest income and longest term residents. they live in very affordable units but lack tenant rights. a study in district 11 showed that 45% of residents and in-laws don't even have written leases with their landlords. for many year, there have been significant calls for legalization, inlaw secondary units are simple and cost effective methods of increasing our cost effective supply, organizations from spur to the housing action coalition and tenant organizations have encouraged our city to consider legalization, but unfortunately, we have had a don't ask, don't tell policy, we have turned a blind eye to inlaw policies, it has eliminated an average of 100 in-laws e
fortunate too witness emerging models that that has become our clean energy economy. we know it can trigger market transformation s*us u just as the it transformation we're currently experiencing, but in order to unleash this true potential, as a city, we must provide callus stronger demand for renewable energy products and services. the catalyst is green finance sf. we receive seen in other parts of the state in california that have adopted residential pace programs, in sonoma and riverside county and is have seen the positive impacts that have followed further residents in their local economy. the stores of individuals that have chosen to participate in the respective pace programs and the successes they have experienced. these can save on monthly utility.bill tos the tune of tosses of dollars, from the beginning of this process, we wanted to make sure this finance tool had a strong workforce component tied to it. we convened meters with our partners and labor to start discussions with how that work component would look like. it's a key to not getting them job today and keeping th
of today's opinion pages of "the wall street journal:." again, your thoughts on the economy, especially in light of these new numbers, with the federal unemployment rate at seven percent. in.ere is how you can call we divided the lines differently. if you are under 30 -- it is discussions about the economy that takeover the papers today, especially in light of these new numbers. here is the editorial page of "the new york times." they have a different take -- we start this morning in jacksonville florida. angel is up. good morning, what do you think about the economy in light of these current numbers? good morning. first of all, thank you so much for taking my call. go ahead, you're on. caller: there is still a selection process that is very difficult for many people. thethe reason is simple, young people are being selected -- the selection very picky.ery, degrees and i can't find a job in jacksonville, florida. some cities are picking up quickly, some aren't. keep are you going to looking for work or have you given up? caller: i will keep looking. fairs, i apply for work every day. i s
the jobs front about a divide in the u.s. economy: the labor market seems to be getting stronger once again. yet for many on the lower end of the income ladder, the big gap in wages is sparking a budding movement. we begin with economics correspondent paul solman on the unemployment rate's drop to a five-year low, even as many jobless americans face more difficult times ahead. the story is part of paul's coverage on making sense of financial news. >> reporter: the latest snapshot of the nation's jobs situation-- showing 203,000 positions added in november, and a jobless rate of 7% was even rosier than anticipated. we asked northeastern university economist barry bluestone what he made of the numbers. >> on balance this was a good report today. over 200,000 people are back to work. we've brought the unemployment rate down from 7.3% to 7%. that's all good news. of course many of those were federal employees coming back to work after furlough, but we had some good news about manufacturing employment, construction employment, pretty much across the board. so in general this is good news plus o
for it with those fees much more incremental. that helps reduce fiscal drag on the economy. my information is about the same as yours but with one important difference. the sequester doesn't end in 2015. the sequester is slated to keep going through, i think, 2021. >> yes. >> while this would definitely change the sequester for a couple of years, it does at least in terms of current law come back. >> once you break it, you own it. i was in the grand rudman days. once you break it, you own it. it's interesting, dave, i accept the fact that the defense hawks didn't want the sequester, some budget movement has to occur. whether these user fees go through or not remains to be seen. but it's interesting because my friend jared bernstein and all his colleagues at the congressional budget office told us how bad it would be if we actually used the sequester and had budget caps, how it would damage the economy, how it would kill 700,000 jobs. and what's interesting, it didn't kill 700,000 jobs. actually jobs are rising. actually i venture to say in true milton friedman free market art laffer economies, i th
and keep him in peace. >> the labor department released the november jobs numbers showing the economy added 200- 3000 jobs last month and dropping the unemployment rate year 7.3% to 70%, a five- low. the economy has generated just over 200,000 jobs from august to november, up from 159,000 per month between april and electorate -- and electorate reaction coming from capitol hill. house speaker john beat -- house speaker john boehner release a statement -- today's report includes positive sign that mored discourage calls for emergency government stimulus third and said, what our economy needs is more progrowth solutions that get government out of the way. we will bring you live remarks from kentucky senator rand paul speaking at the detroit economic club at 12:35 eastern right here on c-span feared also life during the 12:00 our on c-span2, discussion on hospital admission policies for medicare patients and how that impacts out-of- pocket expenses at 12:15 eastern. also at 12:15 on c-span3, for presidentialan candidate john huntsman and evan bayh will speak about politics. they are cochairs o
? >> very much like peter said, many want more evidence the economy is indeed strong enough that they feel comfortable to pull back a bit because the last thing they want to do is pull back and have to reverse course. they stop asset purchases twice before only to come back in again. they don't want that to happen. december is a tough time to start tapering. a lot of people are on vacation, the market is very thin. the last thing they would want to do is potentially make a move leading to an exaggerated reaction in the bond market because again you have this. it will be a 2014 story. cheryladam: why not the january meeting? is that too soon? speak a lot of people have turned their forecast focus to . you don't have it press conference afterwards. you can always announce the decision to start doing press conferences after every meeting and that would put january into play. between the leadership transition, the fact they will not be doing new forecasts. we are looking for a very weak fourth-quarter gdp number. could only be half to 1%. adam: let me play devil's advocate. gdp in the last qua
of democracy and a propeller of our economy. most importantly, we must really make sure that we figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream big, but achieve them. >> thank you. let me ask you one or two and then we will go to kimberly to start. let me ask you about the common core standards. you said, you think that obamacare is bad and the implementation of the common core is far worse. who is to blame and anyone stepping up to fix this? >> i am not a big believer in this. i am a union leader and i could easily say, this one, this one, this one. if we are not rolling up our sleeves and actually engaging, then we are in the same debate over who cares about kids. i care about kids, no, i care about kids. that is a debate we are having. let me just say, this is what i think is happened. we do education policy by precedent. i think the governor and the state she's right about saying, let's figure out a set of standards that are aligned to what kids need to know about the global economy. they move pretty fast about it. we were engaged with them and brought a lot of
if this fragile economy had any legs. now we're seeing those legs. one thing i was really encouraged by was the slight increase in labor force participation rate. you can see that across a lot of h-cohorts. the only one that went down was initial one 16 to 25. other than that the other cohorts they were rising. that sort of increase lakreescrease legitimizes increase. >> and people retiring who might have stayed in the labor force during the recession. things look like better. they're retiring. the unemployment being where it is may stay down there despite the upward pressure may not be as high as some thought. haum more months before we hit 6.5% on the unemployment rate? >> i have believed for a long time we'll see 6.5% unemployment rate by the fourth quarter. keep in mind, even with today's federal reserve flow of funds data showing another record increase in household network worth. a lot of people that lost money in the financial crisis they got it back and are even ahead of the game and they're feeling more comfortable. this they want to retire they're retire.
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